Dia dos Direitos do Homem -
21 Março, 2018
Feriado secular : On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur. [http://africanhistory.about.com]
Dia da mentira -
1 Abril, 2017
Cartões/Flores : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.
Páscoa judaica -
10 Abril, 2017
Cartões/Flores : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NÃO um dia feriado
Sexta-feira Santa -
14 Abril, 2017
Católica ou Protestante : O primeiro Concílio de Niceia (uma reunião dos Bispos nos primórdios do cristianismo) queria encontrar um dia para comemorar a crucificação e ressurreição de Cristo.
Esta comemoração teve que estar ligado às tradições do feriado judaico, desde que a última ceia de Cristo foi acreditada para ser uma refeição da Páscoa judaica. Mas o calendário judaico é baseado em ciclos solares e lunares, para a celebração da Páscoa tinha que seguir o mesmo calendário.
16 Abril, 2017
Dia da Família -
17 Abril, 2017
Feriado secular : It was typical in South Africa to take a day off of work after Easter. This day, which is also known as Easter Monday, was renamed as Family Day in 1995. This extra day off for the holiday was meant to give families more quality family time together and to allow them to go on vacations with friends and family.
Dia da Liberdade -
27 Abril, 2017
Feriado secular : As primeiras eleições livres tiveram lugar em 1994. Sul-africanos de todas as raças foram autorizados a determinar o futuro da sua democracia. Nelson Mandela foi eleito presidente. http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/unity.html